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Would you quit your job for this ?

My husband works at a job that he doesnt like... so he is always on the look for a new one. Right now he makes about 1200/month... which covers our rent, utilities, insurance, car payment, etc and leaves us with about $50-$75 "extra" a month. So we are OK ( when i am done with school i already have a great job lined up at a family buisness and will be bringing in another $3000+ ...

So he put in for a job and was offered it.... It is $50 an hour !!!!! Not to mention it is doing what he wants to do and what he spent 4 years in college studying

BUT it is only a temp. job .... it is only going to last 4 months ( meaning $20,000 ) ...

he is worried about taking it because what if he cannot find another job after..

I think he should take it because that is still another thing he can add to his resume, and that is enough money we could live off for awhile if we have to...

What would you do ?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:24 PM on Oct. 15, 2010 in Money & Work

Answers (12)
  • If it wasn't a permanent position, no. My DH quit his job last year, just because. He assumed that with his skills he'd have another job in no time. He can't even get one working fast food.

    If you already had your $3k job, then maybe, but until then nope, tell him to stick it out. I don't always enjoy my job either, but I definitely won't be quitting it.

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 2:27 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • I would take it and save and hope with experience he could find another good paying job.

    Answer by ashisamom at 2:27 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • If you budget the way you have been budgeting you guys can live off of the money for quite awhile. Just don't make the mistake of using it up right away since it's more money than you are used to.

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 2:28 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Take an look for something for when its done.

    Answer by peace013 at 2:28 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • i would do it! Just because you can save up that extra money. Dont make more debt meaning dont get more things then you have all ready (ie new car, new phone, bigger house) than that whole 4 months be looking for something else who know maybe something in that business might like him and want to keep him. It might be a great learning experience if nothing else. Also, leave you current job on good terms so you can go back if you havent found anything else. Best of luck!

    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 2:29 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • take it....even if it last only 4months it''s great experience. Also everything happens for a reason and usually when one door closes another one even better will open!!!!Good luck!!!!!

    Answer by angie3897 at 2:29 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Pros and cons. Like where are you in your life right now? Do you live in an area where jobs are hard to come by? It is a good opportunity to get him foot in the door and land a full time position.

    Answer by Iluvmy5 at 2:29 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • I would take it then still look for another job when the 4 months is over

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 2:30 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • I would not quit. Can he still keep his old job at least part time or take a brief leave of absense? After 4 months he will have a good job on his resume and may not have a job for months. BUT then again that job offer may be promising he might perform well and they extend a permenant position. This is tough one only you guys can make. If you guys plans properly and determine that if he does end up unemployed will you have enough to live off of for several months of possible unemployment.

    Answer by KayGia0704 at 2:36 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Four months is not that long. consider if he quits and take this job can you make it on what you will be bringing in if he doesn't find another job for a while after this temp position is over? It is a great opportunity and if it is what he wants to do as a career but with children you have to consider all the aspects. If the hours allow and he really dislikes the perm job then maybe a part time back up can help as well. This way just in case he quits and the other job ends it will still help and he won't regret taking the temp when and if it ends. The last thing you want is for him to be miserable later

    Answer by Cheveyo1 at 4:37 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

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